Saturday, December 22, 2012

Honey Sesame Chicken


I can't describe the yumminess of this!!

8 out of 10. I don't know where the 2/10's deduction comes from but it's there. Regardless, this dish is uh-mazing!

The sauce that you pour over the chicken smells like happy memories. If it would be healthy to snort it, I would. These six sisters that come up with this stuff are pure geniuses. They came up with this recipe that I tried and bombed the first time but salvaged the second.

I wish I had their kitchen prowess. Maybe this summer, when I have a life again, I can try some stuff out but until then, I'll be hitting those sisters up.

And I didn't mess this recipe up. That's always a plus.


Egg Bites

Since Baby is still asleep, I'll keep going. I am doing something different here. I got an IDEA from Pinterest and kind of went my own direction with it.

In the mornings, the last thing I have time for is to cook breakfast for anyone. It's instant breakfast and we go. I saw a pin for cooking eggs in a muffin tin and thought I would try to make scrambled egg bites and see how they turn out.

I took 5 or 6 eggs and stirred them and added about 1/2 a cup of cheese, salt and a little bit of pepper. I used a mini muffin pan and cooked them at 350 for about 15 minutes. They came out fully cooked and they were actually pretty tasty.

I froze them and I warm them up in the morning for Baby and he tears them up! It's a nice, easy way to get him his protein in the mornings without having to stand there and cook while I'm yawning, half dressed and freezing.

If you try it, I hope you like it!

Pudding Pops

This is one of those pins that I pinned when I first joined Pinterest. Like most things on Pinterest, the hardest part of having all those pins is actually DOING them. I've been looking at the picture of these for months thinking about how goooooood they look. So I just DID it.

I bucked up my courage, went to the store, whipped that cool whip off the shelf, snatched the pudding with an Indian war cry, and skipped over to the milk to finish my purchase. I had a smile on my face the whole way home, ready to jump back 20 years and be a child again.

It took a total of about 10 minutes from start to finish and before I poured the mixture into the cup, I had about 12 spoonfuls. This was a good sign.

When they were nice and frozen, I peeled the cup off and took a big bite. It was like in the movies, when the world pauses and the camera zooms into your eye, and shows flashbacks of jumping on a trampoline, running around a tree, jumping rope, having pigtails, kissing a boy (yeah right, that didn't happen until I was 16), swimming and then the camera zooms back out to the current moment and shows me hopping over the Husband to take a bite. I'm sure that was a run on sentence.

I LOVE them. Your kids will LOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE them. You could make a ton of pops for little money. I 100% believe no one should go without trying these. Good thing the Mayans were wrong because y'all would have missed out.


1 package instant pudding
1 1/2 cups milk
2 cups cool whip

Dissolve pudding in milk
Whip in cool whip
Spoon into 3 oz. dixie cups
Insert popsicle stick and freeze

Chicken Spaghetti

I haven't posted anything lately because I thought "What's the point. The world is going to end and all this testing out of food will be pointless and no one will be around to read it."

Just kidding.

As all you mommy/teacher hybrids know, you have no time for yourself so sitting in a room by myself, updating a blog post, is so rare that the only way I am sitting here right now is that it's 6:45 in the morning (during my Christmas break, of course) and after pulling my child into our bed last night after a 5:00 am fit, I left him in there to fall back asleep and just got up and had a cup of coffee and caught up on news. He's still asleep so here I am.

Here is what I've been up to lately...
1. Cheesy Quinoa Bites
2. Creamy Chicken Piccata
3. Breakfast Hashbrown Bites
4. 8 Can Taco Soup
5. Pudding Pops
6. Chicken Spaghetti

I'll start with the most recent. I made the chicken spaghetti earlier in the week. You must know, this recipe was given an 8 out of 10 by myself, Husband and Baby. In fact, Baby kept ripping the spoon out of my hand  in order to fling it around and THEN put it in his mouth. He really liked it even though half of it actually made it in his mouth.

Looking at the picture directions I will really overwhelmed and thought I would have a good 2 hours of cooking ahead of me but the prep only took about 30 minutes. As usual, I somehow managed to misread the ingredients AND the directions and used green chili's instead of a green pepper. Lucky for me, it didn't matter because this dish was AMAAAAAAAAAAAZING!!!!

Hit this recipe up!!

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Sour Cream Cookies

I'm back! I apologize for my lack of culinary adventures. Life has kind of taken over. But I do have a YUMMY recipe for you!! I'm so proud that I finally have a winner. Let me start...

I didn't read the directions before choosing to do this recipe. So when it came time to decide to make these *two week ago*, I looked at the directions and read that I needed to chill the dough for about an hour. That automatically put this recipe in the trash. Literally. I am an instant gratification kind of person and I don't want to wait around to make something.

Yet, at the childish urging of Husband, I pulled it out of the trash and proceeded. Since I threw the recipe away after reading "chill for one hour", I didn't read the rest and as I continued to read, I was once again given an annoying direction that I wasn't happy about. One reason being that I didn't want to do it, second being I didn't have the utensil.

Roll the dough out with a rolling pin. EFFORT! No thank you! I didn't have a rolling pin. But I'm creative so I compromised.

After rolling out the dough, I had to use a cookie cutter. I had a few shapes to choose from and since I'm a mature adult, I didn't use the shape I received at my bachelorette party...

I chose a flower! It was hard and annoying to get the spatula under the dough in order to transfer an uncompromised flower shape to the cookie sheet but I obviously did it. So I baked them and OH MY GOODNESS!!!! They were heavenly! Melt in your mouth, soft, bouncy, light, just plain awesome.

I followed the directions for the icing verbatim but it tasted absolutely awful. I did two tries and it was just nasty. Now, I have a minor in art so I'm pretty good with colors and what not. I guess I had a blip when trying to make purple. I ended up with this...

But on the second try I was able to successfully create blue. But the blue didn't save the taste. I ended up scraping the icing off all the cookies I ate. Husband liked it but he's a dude so he'll eat anything.

Anyway, you need to hear me.....THESE COOKIES ARE AWESOME! Just use pre-made icing.

The End.